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Wat Chaiwattanarm

Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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Antwerpen, België
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Grab yourself a bike, cycle through the beautiful city of Ayutthaya and make sure you don´t miss this Wat. For me this was the most beautiful wat of all Ayutthaya. Take your time to explore the site and enjoy it´s beauty. From the city center it takes about 20 minutes by bicycle

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Montreuil, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Although it's a little bit far from the city center, it's on of the nicest and most quiet Wat in Ayutthaya

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Bronx, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved to explore and it's giving time to go and enjoy the place and besides what's new with me it's make me excited to be around with new placesa and new faces

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Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have time to visit only one ruin, then visit this place. This one is a little further away from the other ruins (Wat Phra Mahthat, Wat Phu Khao Thong, etc.) but its well worth the visit. If you are using a cycle to visit the ruins, then this one would be tiring during the daytime since its perpetually... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The grounds were closed, and could only be viewed from the perimeter..But this bullet/rocket shaped stupor was definitely something different!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not much to say, apart from spectacular and one of the best of the ancient temples of Ayutthaya. just a train ride out of Bangkok which is very cheap compared to other forms of transport...I think a must see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We just had a quick photo stopover as we didn't had time but its the most beautiful scenic ruins in Ayutthaya. As usual carry an umbrella with plenty of water. And read a bit about it before visiting. It will make visit more interesting and meaningful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There are a lot of temples in Ayutthaya, but there's a reason this is number 1. Since its a bit more out of town, there are less tourists making the whole experience much more enjoyable. The grounds are large with much to see. Make sure to climb to the top of the temple for some beautiful views. We took a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The ruins of Wat Chaiwattanarm is pehaps the most impressive among the many wat in Ayutthaya. Although not as impressive as the ruins clusters of that from Angkor Wat in Cambodia, visitors to this site will find the temple architecture to be quite close to it. Well preserved, the ruins are extremely photogenic, given its scenic location beside the river... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I took one full day to visit Wat Chai Mongkol and Wat Chaiwattanaram in the Ayutthaya Historic Park. You woulldn't believe that I walked to these two temples which were located at the furthest corners from the center of Ayutthaya. Wat Chai Mongkol was in the north eastern tip of Ayutthaya while Wat Chaiwattanaram was in the southern west tip... More 

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